Mayabe I am a bit confused still, but why did he run from here? Am I missing some lore?
Thistle said that Cave elves are a matriarchal society. The women are in charge. So in his eyes, he's now a traitor.
I'd love to see a side comic of Thistle's childhood. Assuming that she was raised by civilization and not a group of cannibalistic elves, of course. Or, even better, if she WAS raised by a group of cannibalistic elves and her journey to getting out …